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2017 09 13 RUOK

Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
 
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. 

2017 09 03 Agreement

A new workplace remuneration arrangement for Australian Defence Force members that contains a six percent salary increase over three years is being prepared to be implemented when the current arrangement expires on 1 November this year.

Director Military Remuneration, Group Captain Jay Clarke said that the new deal was designed to be fair, reasonable and affordable. Most importantly, there would be no trade-off of conditions of service to fund the proposition.

2017 09 01 EngageVCDF

A new website aims to improve support for wounded, injured and ill current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, their families and those who assist with their care.

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan launched the ‘Engage, Supporting Those Who Serve’ website on 11 August.

The website aims to simplify the process of finding and accessing free information, support and services. ‘Engage’ is part of the Support for Wounded, Injured and Ill Program that is a joint Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs initiative.

2017 09 03 FathersDay

From the team at DEFGLIS, we send our love and wishes all fathers deployed and who at home. Have a Happy Fathers Day!

The video below was put together by Australian Defence Force personnel deployed overseas this Fathers Day. We thank you for your service.

 

 

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the deployed dads and dads at home - share this post to help our messages reach their loved ones :) #ADFonOPs

Posted by Australian Defence Force in the Middle East on Saturday, 2 September 2017

2017 08 28 SupportA new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Australian Defence Force personnel is due for release in October this year.

Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart is Commander of Joint Health and said that it was important that people seek help as early as possible for any mental health concerns they may have. 

"Defence has a wide range of mental health services available for current ADF members," said Smart.

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